A Brief History of Kettlebells

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From Circus Tricks To World Championships: A Brief History Of Kettlebells

The word girya( kettlebell) was first published in the Russian dictionary in 1704. Back then, kettlebells were used as scale weights to measure goods at the market, but farmers would sometimes swing and press the bells to show off their strength. After a while, kettlebells became commonplace at festivals, fairs, and circuses with various motions and juggling becoming popular acts.

Since those early circus days, rivalry with kettlebells has continued to evolve, so let’s talk a little walk through history and see how modern-day girevoy athletic evolved.

Girya Timeline

1948 – The All-Soviet Union Competition of Strongman was held in Moscow. Merely the champions from each of the fifteen Soviet republics were qualified to attend. Contestants performed the two-kettlebell jerk and single-arm snatch. The All-Soviet Union Competition of Strongman was held in Moscow. Merely the champions from each of the fifteen Soviet republics were qualified to attend. Contestants performed the two-kettlebell jerk and single-arm snatch.

1950 s – Training with kettlebells gained popularity with youth, farmers, and soldiers. Soviet Olympic weightlifters developed kettlebells unilaterally in order to strengthen their non-dominant side. Kettlebell competitions were held in the form of strongman events, but unlike today’s meets, there were no rules, classification standards, or time limit. – Training with kettlebells gained popularity with youth, farmers, and soldiers. Soviet Olympic weightlifters developed kettlebells unilaterally in order to strengthen their non-dominant side. Kettlebell competitions were held in the form of strongman events, but unlike today’s meets, there were no rules, classification standards, or time limit.

1970 s – Kettlebell sport was included in the National Sports Federation as the official athletic of the Soviet Union.
A commission was created to unify the rules and generate athletics classifications and a calendar. – Kettlebell sport was included in the National Sports Federation as the official athletic of the Soviet Union. A commission was created to unify the rules and generate athletics classifications and a calendar.

1972 – The first official match between republics was held in Skadovsk with squads Krasnoyarsk, Sverdlovsk, Moscow, Perm, Lipetsk, and the Tatar Republic.
The first official match between republics was held in Skadovsk with squads Krasnoyarsk, Sverdlovsk, Moscow, Perm, Lipetsk, and the Tatar Republic.

1981 – The government decided that kettlebell developing would help their economy by creating a more productive, fitter, and healthier workforce.
The Official Kettlebell Commission was formed and mandated kettlebell training for all workers. – The government decided that kettlebell developing would help their economy by creating a more productive, fitter, and healthier workforce. The Official Kettlebell Commission was formed and mandated kettlebell training for all workers.

1985 – The first Soviet Union Championship was held in Lipetsk, along with a chance to qualify for the title of” Master of Sport .”
The first Soviet Union Championship was held in Lipetsk, along with a chance to qualify for the title of” Master of Sport .”

1988 – Long cycle competition is introduced at the First Cup of Girevoy Sport, along with the ten-minute time limit. – Long cycle competition is introduced at the First Cup of Girevoy Sport, along with the ten-minute time limit.

1993 – First World Championship First World Championship

1999 – Women compete for the first time in the championships Women compete for the first time in the championships

2001 – Women are included in the snatch rivalry for the first time in the Russian National Championship.

 

So there you have it, a brief history of Kettlebells.

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